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Jacks End 3HL Showcase 3-0

 

FRIDAY:
Battle Creek 0 vs. Granite City 5 – The Lumberjacks stingy defense held Battle Creek to just 11 shots in a 5-0 shutout win on Friday.  Drew Otto (3a) and Aidan Verbeke (1g,2a) each had three-point nights in the win and goaltender Austin Wilson posted the 11-save shutout.  Mitch Humphries, Mitchell Gwost, Matt Peterson and Brett Love (1g,1a) also scored for Granite City.  Granite City received assists from DJ Vold, who had one, Nick Turbitt, who had two.

SUNDAY:
Granite City 6 vs. Michigan 2 – Dakoda Menslage had two goals and an assist as West Division-leading Granite City posted a 6-2 win over the Mountain Cats.  Granite City opened up a 4-0 lead with two goals from Menslage, one from Aaron Storch and another from Isaac Hoagland.  Michigan scored to make it 4-1 before Granite City got two more from Aaron Azevedo and Zac Sikich.

Players who recorded assists for Granite City were Drew Otto, Blake Phenow, Matt Peterson, Mitchell Gwost, and Nathan Kohlenhoefer, who contributed one a piece and Aidan Verbeke and Alex Koopmeiners, who each chipped in two.

Scott Murray made 21 saves for Granite City on 23 shots.

MONDAY:
Granite City 6 vs. Cleveland 2 – In a battle if NA3HL powerhouses, it was the Lumberjacks who came out on top with a 6-2 win over the Jacks and completed a perfect Showcase with a 3-0-0 record.  Nick Turbitt scored two goals as did Eric Miller.  Blake Phenow and Drew Otto had the other goal for the Lumberjacks.

Players who recorded assists for Granite City were Matt Raiola, Matt Peterson, Aaron Azevedo, Mitch Humphries, Zac Sikich, and Scott Murray, who contributed one a piece and Alex Koopmeiners and Brett Love, who each chipped in two.

Scott Murray made 24 saves for Granite City on 26 shots.